Former Premier League referee Graham Poll believes that Manchester United were lucky not to have Rafael da Silva sent off Tuesday night after Nani got red carded in the UEFA Champions League.
A few minutes after Nani received his marching orders, Poll argued that Rafael was fortunate to stay on the pitch after the ball hit his arm when a Real Madrid attempt on goal was blocked.
Poll also added that Rio Ferdinand could face disciplinary action after his sarcastic applause in front of referee Cuneyt Cakir when the match ended.
All in all, it was an ugly night for Manchester United despite a promising start. Now, though, you have to wonder whether tonight was the night when Mourinho sealed his fate as future United manager or closed the opportunity shut? What do you think? Share your opinions in the comments section below.
Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:
- Rafael should have been sent off after Nani red card – Graham Poll — The Mail
- Mourinho’s quick reactions pay handsome dividend for Real Madrid | Michael Cox — The Guardian
- Sir Alex Ferguson ‘distraught’ after Man Utd exit to Real Madrid — BBC Sport
- For the omitted Wayne Rooney, the writing is on the wall — The Independent
- Ronaldo’s homecoming puts Wayne Rooney firmly in the shade — The Guardian
- Defeating Liverpool will be tougher than beating Arsenal, says Tottenham’s Lloris — The Independent
- Arsenal supporters show cynicism in face of a prospective new owner — The Guardian
- Liverpool: Compare the last five years’ financial figures (data visualizations) — Liverpool Echo
- Vincent Kompany likely to be left out of Man City’s FA Cup tie — The Guardian
- Graham Poll’s view of Nani’s red card highlights England, world divide — Pro Soccer Talk
- Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph admits he has to change after 10th booking — The Guardian
- ESPN drops majority of Apple apps, citing high cost of maintenance — Sports Business Daily
- Liverpool’s Pepe Reina says investment could fuel top-four push — The Guardian
- Soccer at the Sloan MIT Sports Analytics conference: kind of depressing — Counter Attack
- Arsenal first Premier League team to play tour match in Vietnam — The Mail
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